Angie Thomas’ On the Come up was released this month and is her second novel, following the success of The Hate U Give. On the Come Up returns to Garden Heights and follows the story of 16-year-old music lover, Bri who wants to became a great rapper. But, as the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he made it big, she’s got big shoes to fill if she’s going to make it in the music world.
Another powerful coming-of-age story from Angie Thomas about freedom of speech and hip-hop, obviously, one of the book’s main themes is music. After numerous questions and requests for a Spotify playlist to accompany the book, Thomas finally revealed on Twitter that an On the Come Up playlist has been created on the music streaming site.
To accompany Angie Thomas’ book about a young battle rapper, the playlist features well-known rap artists including; Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Eminem, Drake, and 2pac – whose quote about THUG LIFE inspired the name of Thomas’ début novel, The Hate U Give.
“The Hate U – the letter U – Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody. T-H-U-G L-I-F-E. Meaning what society gives us as youth, it bites them in the ass when we wild out.”
Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.
Author Gwenda Bond is already recognised as a successful YA and children’s author and is known for her Lois Lane series, and the Cirque American series.
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Fans of the author really do have it great as King seems to release a novel every year. Here’s the blurb for The Institute: Read More